Monthly Archives: February 2018

13+ Things You Didn’t Know About Energy

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by

Massive oilfields, huge offshore rigs, high-tech refineries, colossal dams, sprawling wind farms — how much do you really know about BIG power in Canada? While we have come a long way in terms of producing and distributing energy (from smashing rocks together to light sparks), few Canadians know much about where our energy comes from […] READ MORE

The Northern Gateway Pipeline: A Possible Corridor to Seed Renewable Energy in BC, Canada

Posted on February 19th, 2018 by

Today, fossil fuels are necessary in order to maintain the current level of technological development. However, as fossil fuels become depleted over the next century, it is imperative that Canada and other countries examine ways to transition to other sources of energy, particularly renewable energy. Until renewable energy becomes affordable for all, countries with fossil fuel resources should […] READ MORE

Sustainable Heat Extraction from Abandoned Mine Tunnels: A numerical model

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by

Because abandoned mines are often associated with enduring liabilities, often involving significant costs long after the mine has been decommissioned, capturing usable heat from mine water can help to improve the sustainability of the mine. This extracted heat can then be used as an energy resource for communities living in areas close to the inactive […] READ MORE

Geothermal Options for Remote Canadian Communities: Golden, BC

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by

The town of Golden has a population of roughly 4600 and is located in southeastern British Columbia, 260 km West of Calgary, in the Rocky Mountain Trench. It is situated where the Columbia River and Kicking Horse Rivers meet, and is surrounded by 3 different mountain ranges and 5 National Parks: Yoho National Park, Banff […] READ MORE